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Old 08-18-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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what is the average cost of utilities (internet/cable, electricity, water, heat, etc) in a 1 bedroom apartment with two people and two pets living there. we work about 45hrs a week, so we’re not home that often, but we do host weekly game nights which involves a lot of TV usage and open/closing fridge.
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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Internet is usually on your own and cable is based on your desires. Could be $35 to $200 based on what you want. Water might be included, it not, figure $30-$40/month. Gas/electric should be less than $100/month, but that depends on how warm/cool you like it and how energy efficient the unit is.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:09 PM
 
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I tend to conserve both water and heat. My electric/heat/water bill is around $100 in the summer and $130 in the winter.
Cable/internet -- $40 with Comcast.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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This can be quite variable depending on the age of the apartment and how they are heated. Some of the older places use electric baseboard heaters, which are huge energy hogs.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:41 PM
 
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Far from being "energy hogs", electric baseboard heaters are actually 100% efficient compared to typically 80% for a gas furnace. Electricity costs are low in Colorado Springs compared to many places in the Midwest and Northeast (for instance), but if you look at $/BTU I think electric is roughly twice the cost of gas heat. For a small apartment I wouldn't sweat about it.... remember that if you have gas you'll have to pay a monthly service fee whether you've got the heat on or not, too, so the actual difference would likely be less than the $/BTU.
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